Friday, November 02, 2012

Lindsey Buckingham Talks Fleetwood Mac Reunion, Album and Solo Tour


Lindsey Buckingham: 'I Would Love to Do' a New Fleetwood Mac Album
Singer-guitarist talks possible studio reunion and his solo tour
Rolling Stone

"Fleetwood Mac is gonna start rehearsing probably the beginning of February and I'm actually looking forward to it. I miss those guys."

"Buckingham is also interested in recording with the band again, a project he says is on the "back burner" for now but not overruled. "Absolutely, absolutely I would," he says of creating a new album. "In fact, about six, seven months ago, John [McVie] and Mick [Fleetwood] were over here and we actually cut some tracks, and we did enough for maybe half an album. But you gotta get Stevie [Nicks] on board with that, and at the time, she was really quite caught up in what she was doing . . . but I would love to do that because John and Mick were playing their asses off."

Come on Stevie... Get on board! 

This month, he concludes a solo acoustic tour and digitally releases a live album on November 13th. (Rolling Stone will premiere one cut, Fleetwood Mac's "Big Love," next week.) After that, he will return to the Fleetwood fold for the band's massive 2013 tour.

Full Article at Rolling Stone

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

Stevie deserves to be happy create new material with full creative control. The last few tours and the last Mac album were not fun for her. She most likely is doing this tour to get Mick off her back, but I think she is done recording full albums with the boys club. Let them do something on their own. Let her put out a solo record, a book, whatever as long as she is having fun.

steve said...

I completely disagree. I love Stevie and will be a fan forever, but there is some magic that happens when its Fleetwood Mac that exists on a whole other level. If the album doesn't happen, its our loss.

Anonymous said...

Stevie's got to get over herself and answer the call of FLEETWOOD MAC. SAY YOU WILL was almost ten years ago and it's time to go back to them and infuse the band with new energy and purpose. Her music has more depth and discipline with them than it does in her solo work, as much as I love that too. I understand that she doesn't enjoy herself at all times working with the guys, but the same could be said about making music with them in their heyday. Maybe they could piece an album together while they're on the road and mix up the process a little so that she doesn't feel trapped.

Anonymous said...

I'm confused with all these comments how Stevie can't deal with the guys in FM or doesn't know how to have good time with them anymore. Stevie is a strong woman - she can hold her own with the boys club and record with them. Considering she can't talk for 5 minutes without mentioning Lindsey she obviously still cares for these guys. At 64 I'm sure she has learned how to deal with people she knew most of her life.

Anonymous said...

Stevie is doing the tour for Mick? Stevie is doing the tour for money. If she's truly over the Mac, she would be doing it for no other reason.

Anonymous said...

Stevie does do it for the money, however Stevie is the draw card for the Mac, they know she brings in the big bucks.

Joseph Gould said...

Stevie does it because she loves it and loves performing.

Stevie recently said in an interview that if an opportunity to record a new Fleetwood Mac album came up, she would like to record a song which didn't make it on the Buckingham Nicks album. Also, Dave Stewart recently tweeted that he and Stevie were working on a new song.

My guess is that Stevie will gladly get onboard

Anonymous said...

The relationships in Fleetwood Mac remain, as always, very complex. But yes Stevie should get on board and record with them. She should though, set a time limit and say let's get the recording done quickly and then get on the road.

Anonymous said...

And please just a single album. The main problem with "Say You Will" was that it was too long and should have been edited down to 12 songs or so. Some of the material both of Stevie and Lindsey was not that great.

Anonymous said...

Completely agree with the time limit! And they already have the timeline to work from - get the album together before going on the FM tour in March/April 2013.

If half of the album with Lindsey's songs is already cut, they just need another half from Stevie, blend it together nicely, get rid of extra songs and put it out while on tour next year!!

Anonymous said...

Stevie is always positive and optimistic before they start the recording process and or the beginning of a tour. But....something happens somewhere along the way and she slowly but surely becomes disenchanted. She has said that The Mac is a stressful and egos clash, unlike her solo gigs. Since she is not a playing musician, and is usually coming into the situation after the guys have been together and bonded. Christine was her rock and her bridge, even though she hes been gone since '98 her absence is still palpable. I think the only way we get an album is if Dave S produces Stevie's songs. Ofcoarse $$$$ plays a role but so do the Mick guilt trips. If it was only the money she would have agreed to the Eagles tour. Then again being on tour with four ex-lovers would be a nightmare lol.... or a fun game of musical hotel rooms at 3am.....

Anonymous said...

i LOVE STEVIE BUT THAT LAST COMMENT IS TO FUNNY!

Anonymous said...

Fleetwood Mac should never tour with the Eagles. The Mac has their own audience, who are not mostly the same people as the Eagles fans are. The Mac don't need to tour with them anyway. Record some new stuff and as Stevie said "Get some ribbons and some bows and get back out on the road" ! ! !

Anonymous said...

I agree.. Stevie should get on board... as a band you band together and go with the majority.

Anonymous said...

I really, really want them to record new music but I also understand Stevie's trepidation. When they go into the studio they're going to have to answer the question, "What does a 2012 (or 2013) Fleetwood Mac song sound like?" SEEDS WE SOW and IN YOUR DREAMS are radically different albums stylistically and the gulf between Lindsey and Stevie's music has never been greater. It's clear that musically they've grown apart. That could make for some VERY interesting dynamics, but it would require a kind of trust, focus and creativity that would be very demanding. I hope Stevie is able to take on this challenge and be enriched by it. If she just said, "yes", I think the creative pathways would open up....

Anonymous said...

Get onboard Missssssss NICKS!

And to the person who said "Stevie is the draw card for the Mac, they know she brings in the big bucks......."

Uhhhh duh.
Whose gonna sing her songs?
No Stevie No MAC.

Those shifting lineups '90s experiments will never hold in 2012/13/14/15 etc.

Anonymous said...

Stevie is Fleetwood Mac.

Anonymous said...

Lindsey IS Fleetwood Mac. Stevie LOOKS like Fleetwood Mac.

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